45. Ethics in War

Gone are the times when battles are fought during daytime.
Gone are the times when the dead soldiers were laid to rest with honors during war.

Gone are the times when humans practiced ethical codes during wars


Gone are the times when prisoners of war were treated with respect.

Countries are called developed or developing or even a failed state ,i was always left pondering as to what are the criteria for these statuses to be given.

But after all the mayhem happening around the world its just that we can arrive on a conclusion that its about the ability of that country in war that earns it that status.

These countries are not only advanced technically but also in the torture techniques they put forth on the their prisoners ,however do they ever ultimately achieve peace out of these heinous practices ???

PLOT : " A terrorist plants nuclear bombs & gets caught by the authorities ,a deadly game then commences with the authorities & the terrorist willing to go to any extreme to get the better out of each other. "

By the time the film got over i gulped down a full bottle of water ,such was the tension in it.I was literally in two minds whether or not to see the next scene.

The brutality here is of the highest order imaginable which is definitely not advisable for children & light hearted individuals & the sametime you will be exposed to the various interrogation techniques followed by various different agencies in a government.

Unthinkable ,directed by
Gregor Jordan is one of those films which will keep you pondering well after the movie gets over.The issue of prisoners subjected to torture was well materialized that will leave a lasting impression on the viewers.

The plot & script were well written by
Peter Woodward that kept its pace throughout & at the sametime never lost focus on the issue at hand.

With a cast that boasts some big names like
Samuel L. Jackson ,Michael Sheen & Carrie-Anne Moss ,the film was packed with stellar performances which adds momentum to the script

Samuel L. Jackson as the interrogator was at his electrifying best ,the kinda stone heart he portrays will surely look surreal.Michael Sheen ,what can be said ,this was by far the best terrorist roles enacted on-screen.

Carrie-Anne Moss looked stunning & played out her role as an FBI officer to perfection ,her locking heads with Samuel were so convincing.The other support cast namely Brandon Routh ,Gil Bellows ,Martin Donovan were too utilized well by the director.

The psychological battle that takes place between the terrorist & the interrogators size up the major chunk of the film ,there's never a dull moment during these scenes as it forms the crux of the plot.

The film's take on torture techniques being employed & its effectiveness was well brought out ,it will surely leave you to stunned & in disbelief.

We humans have ethics in whatever we do but in war all these practices are ignored just to get the better out of the opponent ,ultimately we become the worst beings on the planet & the final goal of achieving peace is never achieved.

  • Rating : "A" for extreme violence.
P.S : " The film was released on 5 November 2009 in the United States ,it was not released on the international film market. "


Madhu said...

i saw the making of this movie though..!

chitz said...

i saw the movie recently,i felt the terrorist was the best in portraying all the emotions,how he fools them and finally him breaking down when he sees his kids...and undoubtedly samuel jackson portrayed the character in the best way possible..the movie kept me goin but the end kind of disappointed me...

HaRy!! said...

yapa i just saw the movie mate... thanks to yu and movie25.com :)!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Movie's good too yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chitz

I liked the end though which proves torture techniques dont work...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ HaRy!!

movies25.com :)
Link ku nandri :)

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